Once Upon a Game - my precarious career as a games inventor

Once Upon a Game - my precarious career as a games inventor

by Michael Kindred

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Overview

Once Upon a Game - my precarious career as a games inventor by Michael Kindred

How do you get an idea for a game? What's involved in developing it and making an initial prototype? How important is play-testing, and whom do you involve in that process? What are the tips for writing rules? How do you go about trying to get your idea onto the marketplace? What are the important parts of a contract?
This book won't provide all the answers, but it will give you an insight into the fascinating, and sometimes frustrating world of games inventing based on Michael's 55 years of experience of the successes and failures; the laughter and tears, the delight and the boredom. Along the way he met his wonderful wife, Maggie, and had a child who loves games - what a surprise! And worked with some great friends and colleagues. For about 30 years, Maggie and Michael and some of these people shared in the writing of books, mainly ones to do with groupwork, communication, teamwork and social care. You will also find out about a collaboration which saw a couple of books about cryptic crosswords launched.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940149426140
Publisher: Pneuma Springs Publishing
Publication date: 05/30/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 156
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Michael lives with his wife, Maggie, in France. They write books and educational material together. Their daughter, Cath, has illustrated one of the books. Michael has been a Board and card games inventor and author for most of his life. According to him his qualification has been mostly from the 'University of life'! His published works include over 50 board and card games, and 15 books, most of which are detailed on his website: www.kindredgamesandbooks.co.uk
Michael's particular interests, apart from the inventing and writing, are in groupwork, teamwork, communication skills and setting cryptic crosswords.
Michael is available for interviews, blogs, writing educational material and devising board and card games to order.

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